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10-K405
RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form 10-K405 on 03/31/1999
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(2) The number of basic subscribers has been computed by adding the actual
    number of subscribers for all non-bulk accounts and the equivalent
    subscribers for all bulk accounts. The number of such equivalent
    subscribers has been calculated by dividing aggregate basic service
    revenue for bulk accounts by the full basic service rate for the community
    in which the accounts are located. Bulk accounts consist of commercial
    establishments and multiple dwelling units. (2,730 equivalents at December
    31, 1998.)
 
(3) Basic penetration represents the number of basic subscribers as a
    percentage of the total number of homes passed in the system.
 
(4) Premium service units represent the number of subscriptions to premium
    channels offered for a monthly fee per channel.
 
(5) Premium penetration represents the number of premium service units as a
    percentage of the total number of basic subscribers.
 
   The following table sets forth certain information regarding the analog
channel capacities of the Systems as of December 31, 1998:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                            330 MHz  450 MHz  550 MHz
                                            -------- -------- --------
                                               40       62       78
                                            Channels Channels Channels  Total
                                            -------- -------- -------- -------
<S>                                         <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>
Number of headends.........................    1        9        4       14
Subscribers as of December 31, 1998
 (excluding equivalents)...................  1,679    85,463   39,292  126,434
% of total subscribers.....................   1.3%     67.6%    31.1%   100.0%
Miles of plant.............................     60     2,309    1,465    3,834
% of total plant...........................   1.6%     60.2%    38.2%   100.0%
</TABLE>

 
   The Company continues to deploy fiber optic technology and to upgrade the
Systems to a minimum of 550 MHz and to a maximum of 860 MHz where system
characteristics warrant. The deployment of fiber optic technology will allow
future upgrades to the Systems in a cost-effective manner. The Company also
plans to use fiber optic technology to interconnect headends and to create
fiber optic backbones to reduce amplifier cascades, thereby gaining
operational efficiencies and improved picture quality and system reliability.
 
   Subject to the terms and conditions of the Charter Purchase Agreement, the
Company plans to upgrade the Systems according to the following table:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                         Planned
                                                                         Upgrade
                                                                Current   (Mhz)
                            System                              -------- -------
<S>                                                             <C>      <C>
Jackson, TN....................................................  330/450     860
Picayune, MS...................................................      550     550
St. Tammany, LA................................................ 450/550* 550/860
Lafourche, LA.................................................. 450/550* 550/750
St. Landry, ...................................................      450     750
Point Coupee, LA...............................................      550     550
</TABLE>

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* Some sections of these systems are currently 450 or 330 MHz and the rest
  were recently upgraded to 550 MHz. The Company plans to upgrade the 450 MHz
  and 330 MHz sections to 750 or 860 MHz.
 
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